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Experience the magic of the Art Market for yourselves.

Upcoming APT Holiday Art Market Artists and Events

Thursday, Dec 14 (4:30-8 pm) TBD and cash bar. This Market date is generously sponsored by Park Co. Realtors.

  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Nancy Olson (private Cooking Class: Chocolate Peppermint Macarons for up to 8, sign up at eventbrite)
  • Matt Brunsvold playing 5-6:30
  • Spencer Johannes
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • Dak & Co
  • Ellen Jean Diederich, guest artist
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist
  • Char-Marie Flood, guest artist
  • Liz Schwankl, guest artist
  • Kelli Sinner, guest artist
  • Charlotte Nightingale, guest artist
  • Chris Alveshere, guest artist
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist

Saturday, Dec 16 (10am-2pm) Fancy Dress Up Party (includes a dress up bin for kids) all ages and free. This market  date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment.

  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • *Stumbeanos Coffee Bar
  • *Sugarplum, fancy brunch treats TBD
  • M. Schleif Photography taking social media portraits (free)
  • Ellen Jean Diederich (teaching a painting class for ages 7-12, sign up at ellen@givinity.com)
  • White Moth Studios
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • Dak & Co
  • Chelsea Odden
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Midwest Mud
  • Char-Marie Flood, guest artist
  • Charlotte Nightingale, guest artist
  • Liz Schwankl, guest artist
  • Kelli Sinner, guest artist
  • Chris Alveshere, guest artist
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist

Saturday, Dec 16 (2:30-4:00 pm) Special Market event for families with members on the autism spectrum. This market  date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment. 

  • Calming Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • *Sugarplum, fancy treats TBD
  • Free coffee/tea
  • hands on art making opportunities
  • shopping in studios TBD

Thursday, Dec 21 (4:30-8 pm) Gift Wrapping Station with ribbons, bows, etc. and bring your own winter picnic. Special winter picnic cocktails created by *Bernie’s Wines and Liquors. This Market date is generously sponsored by Gate City Bank.

  • Making holiday cards station with Artist Nicole Rae (free and sponsored by Creative Plains Foundation)
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Vic Pellerano playing from 6:30-7:30
  • Log, the sauna, at APT (free but sign up at eventbrite)
  • Cereal/Jeff Knight
  • Spencer Johannes
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Dak & Co
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist

Saturday, Dec 23
CLOSED

Thursday, Dec 28
CLOSED

Saturday, Dec 30
CLOSED

Thursday, Jan 4 (4:30-8 pm) Melissa Schmalenberger leads “Downsizing to the Essential in Life” workshop (free but sign up in eventbrite) workshop 5:30-6:30 and cash bar. This Market date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment.

  • The Moving Parts playing from 6-7 pm
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Kirsten Peterson
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Spencer Johannes
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist

Saturday. Jan 6 (10am-2pm) Making thank you cards station with Artist Nicole Rae (free and sponsored by Creative Plains Foundation)

  • *Nancy Olson, breakfast and lunch TBD
  • *Stumbeanos Coffee Bar
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Midwest Mud
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Dak & Co.
  • Kirsten Peterson
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist

*for sale, cash or credit card

Previous Market days:

Saturday, Nov 25 (10am-2pm): Small Business Saturday hands on art making activities for all ages (free) This Market date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment.

  • FM Choral Artists carol singing from 10:30-11
  • *Stumbeanos Coffee Bar
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • *Nancy Olson
    • Monkey Bread (10am until sold out)
    • Posole: soup inspired by a Mexican traditional soup (pork and vegetarian versions) 11 am until sold out
      • Garnishes galore, including cilantro, jalapeños, Cotija cheese and more!
    • Homemade cornbread
  • Dak & Co
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Cereal/Jeff Knight
  • Midwest Mud
  • White Moth Studios
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • McCal Joy
  • Emily Vieweg
  • Mark Eric Elton, guest artist

Thursday, Nov 30 (3:45-8 pm) Come and spend the last hour of work around our “fireplace”, in our Livewire Winter Wonderland experience or just in our main community spaces with a glass of wine* or cider and snacks. We have Internet and would love to help you kick off your first weekend of December in this holly and jolly way. This Market date is generously sponsored by Office Sign Company.

  • Susie Ekberg Risher leads a mindfulness workshop, “The ‘I’ of the Storm,” 5:30-6:30 (free but sign up in eventbrite). This workshop is limited to 40 people, so sign up today!
  • Max Johnk playing from 6:45-7:45
  • Emily Vieweg Poetry Reading from 5:30-6
  • Opening of Lana Suomola and McCal Joy’s art exhibition in both galleries. Artists’ talk at 6:30
  • Nancy Olson (private Cooking Class: Handmade Pappardelle with Mushroom Ragu
    for up to 8, sign up at eventbrite)
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Tyler Card
  • McCal Joy
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Spencer Johannes
  • Dak & Co
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Tarjei Nossum
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • White Moth Studios
  • Emily Vieweg
  • Jenny Junker, guest artist

Saturday, Dec 2 (10am-2pm) Ornament Making for all ages (free, no glitter). This Market date is generously sponsored by Myriad Mobile.

  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • *Sugarplum, fancy brunch treats
    • Scones
      • Lemon blueberry
      • Chocolate chip
    • Handpies
      • Apple cardamom
      • Blueberry mint
    • Savory Puff Pastries
      • Ham, broccoli and cheese
      • Butternut squash and apple
    • Pie pops
      • Blueberry
      • Apple butter
      • Cherry
    • Sugarplums
    • Applecider caramels
    • Lemon Sugar cookies
  • Midwest Mud
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Dak & Co
  • Emily Vieweg
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Cereal/Jeff Knight
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • Jenny Junker, guest artist

Thursday, Dec 7 (3:45-8 pm) Come and spend the last hour of work around our “fireplace”, in our Livewire Winter Wonderland experience or just in our main community spaces with a glass of wine* or cider and snacks. It’s also our TAP Holiday Party with heavy hors d’oeuvres and holiday treats from Nancy Olson (set out around 5:45) and cash bar. This market date is generously sponsored by BNG Design.

  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Dak & Co
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Spencer Johannes
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • Jenny Junker, guest artist
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist
  • Mark Eric Elton, guest artist
  • Birgit Pruess, guest artist
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist
  • Ken Omundson, guest artist

Saturday, Dec 9 (10am-2pm) Making Gift Wrap for all ages (free) and a gourmet hot cocoa bar (free and grown up additions courtesy of *Bernie’s Wines and Liquors). This market  date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment.

  • *Nancy Olson, breakfast and lunch TBD
  • *Stumbeanos Coffee Bar
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Chelsea Odden
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • White Moth Studios
  • Midwest Mud
  • Charlotte Nightingale, guest artist
  • Jenny Junker, guest artist
  • Mark Eric Elton, guest artist
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist
  • Ken Omundson, guest artist
  • Birgit Pruess, guest artist

 

APT, our creative incubator, is busy getting ready for the holidays, and we invite you to join us most Thursdays and Saturdays for fun, immersive (and changing!) artistic experiences

  • Be sure to check this page regularly as we will continue to add artists, experiences and events as we schedule them.
  • Do you want to be part of the Art Market, too? Sign up to volunteer. Download this document and send it back (dayna@theartspartnership.net). We need a number of people to pull this Market off, and we’d love to have you join us in this way. If you have volunteer opportunities at your workplace or service club, or if you and a bunch of friends want to do this for a particular day, please get people signed up. We’ll update it every day.
  • Artists and others interested in being part of the Holiday Art Market, find more information here.

APT, a creative incubator, is a demonstration space in downtown Fargo for our thriving local art scene. This includes studio spaces, gallery walls and rental areas for arts workshops, classes, rehearsals, performances and more. Check us out on Facebook!

Coming November 25-Jan 6, 2017! 

Look at the APT rental rates for a complete listing of rental costs for gallery walls, short-term rentals and the public areas.

Interested in a studio? We still have a few left, and we’d love to talk with you further about renting a permanent space. Contact Jeff Knight, APT manager, 701.809.4103 or jeffknightis@gmail.com to schedule a tour.

Background on APT:

The Arts Partnership started working with Kilbourne Group in the summer of 2016 and has entered into an agreement to manage over 12,000 square-feet of the former MEPS building at 225 4th Ave. N. in Fargo for two-years.

We call the space APT because not only does it provide a suitable environment for many creatives to thrive, but in a nurturing, shared, safe and creative environment, individual artists of all types are growing their own artistry, getting more recognition of their art and joining a communal artistic practice of excellence that also serves the larger community through programming, access to the arts and by providing a gathering location in a highly creative space.

APT is home to 25+ artists of all kinds, including visual, performing, literary, culinary, design and more. In addition, there are two major public spaces for creating business- and community-wide events and programming as well as large meeting rooms that are excellent rental spaces for the business sector.

For years, The Arts Partnership has endeavored to help the FM metro understand the real value of investing in the arts in a deeper way. We know that it works fabulously in other communities, and now we are proving what it will do here in the metro.

When the arts are supported and flourishing in a community:

  • It’s easier to attract and retain employees and new business
  • They create a positive sense of place and help define neighborhoods and districts
  • They foster a creative class of employees and citizens, which is good for everyone
  • They bring a dynamic vibrancy that extends far beyond their physical space
  • They are an economic engine in their own right

Contacts:  Dayna Del Val, Executive Director of The Arts Partnership 701.237.6133 or dayna@theartspartnership.net -or-Jeff Knight, APT manager 701.809.4103 or jeffknightis@gmail.com 

The mission of The Arts Partnership is to cultivate the arts in the community.

The mission of APT is to provide a creative, collaborative and safe place for artists to make art and for the community to collide with it.

Since January, we have hosted multiple kinds of public events, including the Short & Sweet monthly gatherings with the studio artists of APT and culinary treats by Nancy Olson. They are going really well and are a fabulous way to enjoy the  space and those inside.

Short & Sweet: Easter edition.

APT gets fancy for The Arts Partnership’s annual Artful Evening fundraiser.

A celebratory gathering of Individual Arts Partnership grantees and funders at APT.

Holly Janz performs as the FM Opera’s share for Community Supported Art. 2017

Painting with chalkboard paint while others cheer on the pull ups–a leftover piece of the military requirements when APT was a military entrance procession station.

APT studio culinary artist Nancy Olson preparing an apple pie as part of our time-lapsed video for our Pi Day event on March 14, 2017.

Welcome to APT!

At the FMWF Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at APT. February 2017.

The final product of Pi Day. Yum!